Dona Paula Seleccion De Bodega Malbec 2018
This wine is the ultimate expression of Malbec from Dona Paula. The Seleccion de Bodegas Malbec is their flagship wine and it shows how amazing Malbec can be. Keopt securly in a heavy bottle this wine is designed to age and develop in the bottle and will delight for many years. The fruit is sourced from some of the estates oldest and best vines and the yields are kept to a minimum to ensure complexity and immense depth of flavour. A truly world class Malbec which would grace any wine rack or cellar.
Dona Paula was established in 1997 and began exporting to the Netherlands, the UK, and the US in 2002. The estate winery currently owns 703 hectares of vineyards throughout Mendoza in the foothills of the Andes. They have been perfecting their Malbec since their establishment, beginning with their first vineyard in Ugarteche. It has utilised sustainable agriculture and organic practises throughout its tenure. Dona Paula wines have won a number of awards against other Argentinian wineries and gained status among professional wine tasters for their superior wines. It has benefited from an increase in demand from the US, Europe, and around the world for Argentinian wines. Exports to the US alone tripled between 2002 and 2006. Dona Paula wines meet the elusive ideals of terroir, variety, and lower production costs, allowing them to produce sustainable estate wines and offer them at a wonderful value to their customers.
A blend of some of the best and oldest malbec sourced from Dona Paula's estate vineyards in Guatallary (Uco Valley) and Lujan de Cuyo. Blocks include some 42 year old high density planted vines with naturally low yields.
Cold maceration before alcoholic fermentation in the Doña Paula style, seeking to preserve primary fruit aromas. Wild fermented by native yeasts at low temperatures and aged in 100% new French Taransaud barriques to 24 months. This wine is unfinned and unfiltered.
Intense deep violet colour; clean aromas of dark forest berries, graphite notes, black cherry, mocha and spice box. Beautifully structured Malbec retaining elegance, finesse and multilayered complexity.
Every day serving suggestion:
Dona Paula Seleccion De Bodega Malbec is wonderful savoured on its own, or with beef fillet or a selection of hard chesses.
Wine Spectator - 92 points